Ohio Brownfield Redevelopment Fund Extended
Ohio has historically been a national model for brownfields redevelopment and is continuing to transform its communities by investing in cleaning up environmentally contaminated and blighted sites. Beginning with the Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund (2002 – 2013) and continuing with the current Brownfield Revitalization Fund (BRF), Ohio has demonstrated that when a sustained, flexible funding program is available, brownfield redevelopment results in immediate and lasting economic, environmental, and community benefits throughout the state.
The Brownfield Revitalization Fund (BRF) awards grants to applicants for a variety of projects throughout Ohio. As of October 12, 2022, the BRF has awarded 74 assessment grants and 116 clean up grants totaling $252 million, with an additional $98 million yet to be awarded. More importantly, on July 3, 2023, Governor Mike DeWine signed Ohio’s two-year state operating budget which will provide an additional $350 million over the next two years to provide brownfield remediation efforts in Ohio. More information regarding the BRF program can be found at the Greater Ohio Policy Center website.
To learn more contact Jamie Kuder at 614-526-2040 or via email.